On Friday, Guto received notification of the GREAT BRITISH HIGH STREET AWARDS from the Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry.  We KNOW that we have some of the most innovative High Streets in North Wales here in Aberconwy.  So – come on Town and Community Councils, Chambers of Commerce, Trade Bodies – let’s not be shy.  Let us share our High Streets with the rest of the UK.  There are some more details below about the competition and on the website of the High Street Awards there are guidelines for preparing your entry.

There is also a category for a HIGH STREET HERO.

We know that High Street trading has been particularly challenging in the past years but Aberconwy does have some real success stories.  This is our opportunity to show how Aberconwy has met the challenge.



The Great British High Street (GBHS) Awards 2019 celebrate the work and achievements on our local high streets that positively impact and strengthen our communities.

High streets are at the core of communities across the UK. Whether your high street is part of a bustling city, a quiet suburb or a small town, the GBHS Awards are an opportunity to showcase your hard work and be crowned the High Street of the Year or the Rising Star of the Year.

Eligible organisations include Business Improvement Districts, Local Authorities, Town Teams and  groups of five or more Independent Businesses. Winners will be announced across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

So, if you think your community is leading the way or is an ambitious up-and-coming community working to overcome challenges and transform their high street, we want to hear from you.